Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE


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Shih Tzu
Born: 01/01/2011
8 lbs

Gabe is probably the most gorgeous Shih Tzu who ever came to the shelter. He is a charming little one who dances and plays, loves people, waits politely for his attention. He is so adorable that it is heart-wrenching to look at him knowing that he has a devastating genetic condition. Gabe is the product of a show breeder. He is missing part of his spinal cord, he has no tail, he is completely incontinent for both bowels and bladder. He is a genetic nightmare of the breeding world. More importantly to us, he is a darling, bouncy puppy who has no idea that he is not perfect. We will never, ever tell him that he is anything but the best puppy in the world.
Sanctuary Sweethearts

Hearts United for Animals is dedicated to the philosophy that all dogs deserve happy healthy lives with people who love them. Some dogs find that home with us as Sanctuary Sweethearts. They are animals who are not up for adoption for various reasons including health, age and personality issues.

The Sanctuary Sweethearts live full, comfortable, happy lives at Hearts United. It costs about 25 dollars a month to care for these special needs dogs (and to keep them in frisbees and balls!) The Sweetheart Program allows people to sponsor one of the animals living at the Shelter. We will send you a photo and information about the dog you are sponsoring and will update you on their lives during the year. You can stop your donation at any time.

These are some of the dogs who live at the Shelter as Sanctuary Sweethearts. You can sponsor a Sanctuary Sweetheart by clicking here. The cost is twenty-five dollars a month.

Thanks for Visiting Our Animals!

Hearts United for Animals is a national no-kill shelter, sanctuary and animal welfare organization. Hearts United for Animals does long distance adoptions if there are safe flights and we have volunteers in the area to do a home visit. We require an application, references and a home visit to adopt one of our dogs. Our dogs are all spayed or neutered and are current on health care. We can cat test a dog if requested. If you are interested in adopting a dog, we can give you more information on each dog if you click the Adoption Info & Application link above. Buddies are people who support the dog and send them love while they are waiting for their new home. The dog does not live with the buddy.